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My Friend’s Husband Joined the Racist Brexit Party. Help!
Dear Liza, I have a childhood friend whom I see about once a year. Her husband has joined racist Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party and is running for Parliament in the UK. When I heard the news, I was aghast. A few weeks later, my friend wrote to ask if I was dropping her and to find out why I hadn’t…

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Turkey’s Other Weapon Against the Kurds: Water
Since the early 2000s, a massive hydropower project in southeastern Turkey has been mired in controversy, moving forward in fits and starts. But as of this past July, construction is finally complete. As the dam and its reservoir become fully operational, the line between hydropower and state power will be washed away.

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Germany’s Big Green Mood Lacks Radicalism
On a Monday night in August, Robert Habeck sat on a train to Berlin from the eastern German city of Cottbus, attempting to eat a falafel sandwich. The yellow sauce was dripping, first on the floor, then on his gray trousers. The pita bread was falling apart, bits of red cabbage were sticking to his nose.

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Haiti Is in the Streets
In Haiti, the unrest continues unabated. Only this morning, Haitian street protesters planned to meet up in a vast group, and march on Toussaint L’ouverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. The social media call to protest (“Operation Airport Lockdown”) included a suggestion that marchers bring “ti chez” or “little chairs” along with them so that once they have taken over the…

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Boris Johnson Does America
In April 2003, Boris Johnson stood, awestruck, in Baghdad, staring into the remnants of a house blown apart by an American bomb. He was in Iraq on a fact-finding mission: He had voted for the invasion in his capacity as a Conservative Party lawmaker and was there to check out the aftermath.

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Maltrato a niñas y mujeres que buscan acceso al aborto por violación
Cuando Patricia descubrió que estaba embarazada intentó abortar con té de ruda, sábila, sopa de frijoles sin sal y otros remedios que encontró en la internet. Pero ninguno funcionó.1 Unas semanas antes, la joven de 16 años había sido violada por un taxista que, presuntamente, controlaba el comercio de marihuana en su colonia, a las afueras de Guadalajara, la abarrotada…

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“How Dare You!” Greta Thunberg Rebukes World Leaders
This story was published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story, co-founded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review. After rallying 4 million people into the streets on Friday in the biggest global climate strike yet, Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg brought her message inside United…

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Trump Will Snub the Climate Summit for a Religious Freedom Meeting at the UN
This story originally appeared inThe Guardian. It is republished here as part of The Nation’s partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. Donald Trump is set to attend the United Nations headquarters during Monday’s key summit on the climate crisis—but will be there to take part…

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The UN Secretary General Urges Public Pressure to Address the Climate ‘Emergency’
EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbsp This story was published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story, co-founded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review. The United Nations secretary general says that he is counting on public pressure to compel governments to take much stronger action against what he…